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Your Handy Fencing Guide For Common Issues & Repairs

Posted 01/10/21

If you want to repair your fence, or replace your fence all together, use this handy fencing guide to answer some of your biggest fencing questions.

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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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5 Tips for Spring Home Renovations

Posted 29/10/14

We've talked to industry insiders and experts, and have put together a list of our top 5 tips for getting started your spring home renovations. Spring home renovations Coming out of a cold winter, spring home renovations may seem like a daunting prospect.  Yes, you've been thinking about i

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6 Ideas for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Posted 01/04/14

Whether its lighting or plumbing fixtures, cabinetry or new tiles, you can give the bathroom a whole new look with a budget bathroom makeover.  A fresh coat of paint or using drywall to provide texture are two great ways to update the walls. Budget bathroom makeover ideas If you want to go one s

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Need to Add an Extra Bedroom for Your Kids?

Posted 10/11/16

Kiwi parents have on average 1.9 kids, which works fine for those who have three bedroom homes. Except when you have more than two children, have guests over to stay or want to use a bedroom as a study or home office. That’s when adding on an extra bedroom for your kids is a great solution to gi

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8 Questions You Should Ask a Kitchen Contractor

Posted 23/04/13

Whether you are remodelling your kitchen or ripping it out, you need to speak with a kitchen contractor. You also need to have some ideas about what you'd like your new kitchen to look like.  Kiwi kitchens are often busy spaces where activities as diverse as socializing, preparing meals or doing

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Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

Composite or timber decking – which is better? To choose a suitable material for your project, we have gathered the key aspects to look at.

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Top 5 Home Remodelling Trends in New Zealand

Posted 04/06/13

Here's two great questions to ask yourself. How much better your home would be to live in with a few upgrades? Would seeing the latest home remodelling trends in your property make you feel great? There’s no time like the present to start on some home renovations and improve the quality of your life

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The Tiny Home Movement in New Zealand

Posted 18/03/15

The tiny home movement is a trend that seems to be here to stay. But why has this movement gained so much traction? Is it a genuine trend that’s both socially and economically advantageous? Or is it just the next not-so-big thing in house design?... Exploring NZ's tiny home movement Since

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Why This Fence Gave One Christchurch Homeowner Peace of Mind

A homeowner shares how a fencing solution enhanced their safety and allowed peace of mind whenever they’re in the backyard.

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

Got an awkward space that can't be solved with furniture? Enter: bench seating. Find out design tips, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

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Build a low level deck

Posted 2 months ago

About 48m/2 low level Kwila deck

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Door to repair, paint & hang

Posted 2 months ago

We have a door leaf we would like hung in an existing door frame. The door has a hole where a lock used to be that needs filling, a new handle to fit, and the frame needs to be chiseled out for hinges, and all will need a coat of paint, etc to tidy it up.

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Supply and fit patio cover

Posted 4 months ago

2 entertainment areas requires cover. Something like an archgola.

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Floor joist replacement perimeter of house

Posted 4 weeks ago

Borer affected floor joists need replaced on perimeter of house. House is under offer and needs doing asap Section of floor removed and joists replaced along with floor

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Require Pine deck 3X3.5m

Posted 3 months ago

We would like quotes for a pine deck 3mX3.5m (strong) - to hold a new spa pool 1.5 + tonnes. Garden area has been cleared. (See photo)

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Deck sand and re stain

Posted 2 months ago

I need my deck re stained. I would I a quote for the prep and stain of deck. It’s got old stain which I’ve had a go a water blasting but more difficult than I thought. Not sure if needs sanding right back Quite large not sure measurements but see photos

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Decking over concrete outdoor

Posted 2 months ago

Kwila Decking options 140x19 or similar. Deck will be on top of concrete pad, So no digging required.

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Dining Table - cutting legs down to 750mm

Posted 2 months ago

The legs on our dining table are too long and need to be cut down and finished to 750mm. These legs can be unscrewed and taken away to complete the job.

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Kitchen addition

Posted 4 months ago

Require doors made from a melamine colour to cover our laundry equipment and a bench unit, with adjustable shelving to be made with solid oak, with a glass infill to match existing joinery. Top molding to be made from solid oak as well. Flexible with time frames but would prefer within the next few months.

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New decking build

Posted 2 months ago

We are wanting some decking built, preferably Kwila. We are wanting the decking in two levels, with the first being over top of our current concrete patio coming off the front door entrance as a long step, and then the second level at just above ground level. Estimated measurements - 6m long with full length step, and 4.2m wide.

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Clearlite roof for pergola

Posted 4 months ago

Putting clear lite on the pergola

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Inbuilt desk and inbuilt laundry bench + mounting two tvs

Posted 5 days ago

Looking for someone to help create an inbuilt desk and shelf in a study nook. A laundry bench with tub fitted into it. Mounting two tvs on the wall with existing brackets. We can provide materials once we know what to get.

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Wooden Doors Sand and Polyurethane

Posted 2 months ago

Have 2 large front doors that need sanding/stripping and re polyurethaning

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Garage

Posted 3 months ago

Measure, order and fit sliding door and window to garage conversion. Requires framing where garage door and entry door is, requires removal of same.

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Replace roof in the laundry

Posted 3 months ago

We had a Leak inside our roof and now the roof has bowed plus the wallpaper has gone discoloured and peeled. The plumber said it Was the manufacturer’s fault and we need a wWas the manufacturer’s fault and we need a quote first to get it approved.

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Roofing a pergola

Posted 1 month ago

Need a tinted clear light roof put on a pergola

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Framing walls to convert garage to rooms

Posted 2 months ago

Hi - I’m looking for a builder who can frame the inside of a garage as am wanting to convert it to several rooms.

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Steps

Posted 2 months ago

We are a preschool and in our change room we are wanting a set of steps (same as photos) installed on our bench so children can climb up to the change mat. We already have a set on the other side of the bench, so it would be good if the end result looks similar. Keen for this job to start as soon as possible.

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Island like chill zone

Posted 4 weeks ago

Pergola built before Christmas. Holes are dug already for the posts. Have an idea of what I want, just need it done. Dont have a big budget so max I'm wanting to spend is $2k if I can.

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Kwila Deck

Posted 2 months ago

We are wanting a quote for a complete deck build. Approx ... Kwila, 260mm high, picture frame edge and decking timber on the facings. All product supplied by us from one stop deck shop - Quote required for labour only, must have your own tools. This is for a recently built house and is on an area that is currently grass. Can supply exact measurements.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 211,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Deck re-staining

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Floor joist replacement perimeter of house

Work carried out by an employee of the company

19th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

TV wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd November 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 3
Communication
 3

Wrap around deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cut a manhole

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Internal wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dining Table - cutting legs down to 750mm


24th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Exterior repairs of 1920's weatherboard house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th October 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wooden window repair/replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wooden Doors Sand and Polyurethane

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wall Cabinets onto Wall and Creation of Laundry Cupboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th October 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Island like chill zone

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Ross Brothers Limited

Joined November 2021

Ross Brothers Limited has been in business since 2017. We are Site Safe members Site Wise accredited and carry all required insurances. Our previous experience includes house maintenance, renovations, foundations, farm building and new house builds. We have a team of 12 including, qualified builders, LBP's and painter/plasters. With over 150 years of combined building experience in our busines...

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SMALL JOB SPECIALIST

Joined March 2019

Hi I have been building and renovating houses for 40 years and i am just doing odd jobs and maintainence . I Give free quotes and will do the work in time frame agreed upon

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Lourie construction

Joined November 2021

We are a small localy owned and operated building company just getting started. Our Director/Foreman has been building new homes and general building work in the North Canterbury area for the past 10 years. We strive for customer satisfaction and completing the job on time and on budget

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Gardens Direct

Joined September 2021

Hi, I have over 15 years experience in the gardening and landscaping field. We specialise in garden maintenance (from one-off tidy ups to scheduled on-going maintenance), lawn care- mowing and new lawns, tree care, fencing, landscaping and irrigation. We can also offer rubbish removal and general handyman jobs. We complete projects efficiently and on schedule, and go above and beyond to form lasti...

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Daniel

Joined March 2019

Hi, I have been in the construction industry more than 30 years.I am specialise in renovations and new builds, decks and fence.I am a LBP as well. Nice to meet you and give quotes and we can work from there. Cheers Daniel

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Pinoy building company

Joined August 2021

New build house and commercial building , renovation, extension, alteration and general repair, gib fixing, walkway, patio, driveway concreting ,sleep out, tiny house, insulation supply and install, decking, fencing,etc. We are hard working to meet expectation and target and we guarantee all our works .

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The Black Fence Company

Joined December 2019

the Black Fence company provides building and maintenance services. Including; fences, gates, decks, pergola's and much more. I provide great communication and attention to detail. I also provide other home improvement tasks and maintenance.

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Wilson Built Homes LTD

Joined February 2018

Hey there. We have many years of experience through the residential and commercial sectors in Canterbury now. We specialise in new builds, reno's, fences, decks, concrete works, general handyman work and so much more. We work and operate WBH operates with a lot of passion to ensure the clients dreams, ideas and needs are met. We handle every piece of material personally ensuring quality and ef...

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Jmac contractors

Joined August 2016

Jmac contractors is a small business comprising of myself, and a labourer when needed., the person you are talking to on the phone is the person doing the work, no extra costs for office staff or miscommunications.I have been in the building industry for 20 years and have a good understanding of the processes needed for most jobs. I do a large amount of timber works on houses and hard landscaping...

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Think Construction Ltd.

Joined March 2010

Company Profile: We are a building company specialising in residential projects from small alterations to new house builds. We work with the client from the design concept through to the completion of your project (or anywhere in between). We work closely with designers (yours or ours), to ensure continuity and confidence in your build, from concept to completion. Personal Profile: Direct...

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GRAB HIRE also trading as GCM BUILDING SERVICES

Joined March 2013

Hi my name ia Gary . I’ve got a Grab lorry that’s ready to grab your materials . I’ve also got a Komatsu 3 ton digger for your excavations . Quick prompt service. Collecting green waste Rubbish Concrete Soil removals I can also deliver I can also grab a load over a fence or deliver a load over a fence . I can transport 8 tons of concrete or soils Or ap40 The list is endless ....

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CS Built Ltd

Joined April 2021

Hi, we are a selwyn based company. We specialize in architectural and new builds but love getting amongst smaller jobs that get left behind by the big companies, from decks, extensions and small renovations. We are a small crew that prides itself in quality, eye for detail, competitive pricing and customer satisfaction.

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Andys Interior Plastering

Joined January 2010

Hi, We've been plastering new houses and tidying up old ones for the last 20 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 20 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury.We also do handyman work around your house and light building work. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing com...

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Dans Renovations

Joined February 2018

Dan's Renovations is a small company run by the owner Daniel. Dan has his LBP License and NZQA level 4 in carpentry and has been doing building & renovating for 15 years all over Africa and in Christchurch for the last 6 years. He has done many jobs for home owners in Christchurch with good results. He specializes in bathroom renos, kitchen renos, car ports, house extensions, decks, fences, veggie...

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Habitat design & build limited

Joined November 2021

With over twenty years experience in the building industry I can help with your next building project from big jobs to small with a focus on quality workmanship ,efficiency and affordability .

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Flint Construction

Joined March 2015

Small family owned building company, servicing the South island. Run by an experienced Licensed Building Practitioner. Providing tailor made building solutions for your budget and needs. We can complete your renomb bvation, new build or light commercial project. No job is too small for us, we can be building a new house or replacing pickets on a fence, our professional attitude remains. Happy to...

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Jorge Gallegos

Joined October 2016

Hi: I have more than 8 years of experience performing interior plastering and interior/exterior painting jobs. During this period I have been part of a team and before to start to work as a sole trader I was a leading hand decorator in a building company. I am a hard-working trader, fast, reliable and always developing jobs at high standard levels. If you want a job well done and for a re...

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Blair Anderson

Joined May 2020

Hey, I am a qualified carpenter of 10+ years experience and have my Carpentry LBP. Can complete any Building related jobs from new housing to renovations or just any little jobs to do with building and always done to the highest of quality.

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TJ Creations Limited

Joined November 2021

T.J. Creations Ltd specialise in minor residential renovations and outdoor enhancements including decking, fencing, pergolas. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, and ability to provide our customers with efficient, cost-effective, superior service and output.

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Habitus Construction

Joined November 2015

Hi, we build new houses and renovate old ones. With 10 years experience in old characters homes and architectural new builds all over auckland we have seen our fair share of challenges. While we specialise in higher end building we do enjoy going back to the basics from time to time. We pride ourselves on providing a quality product at a fair price. Working hard to ensure deadlines are met is our...

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